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This past week was Amazon’s Prime Day, where the giant site discounts over 100,000 items heavily for 30 hours of the year only. As you probably know or might expect, people come in droves.
Since the Insider Picks team aims to help our readers navigate the increasingly crowded e-commerce space to find the best value deals for them, Prime Day means we spend a lot of time sifting through an even higher concentration of deals to figure out which ones are most worth your time and money, given what we know about what our readers care about.
On the flip side, Prime Day is one of the best sources we have to determine how on the mark we are by what we feature. Thanks to years of deal-hunting and paying attention to readers, we’ve gotten pretty good at anticipating interests, trends, and needs but — as Prime Day reminds us with things like a SanDisk memory card and car mount cracking the top 10 best-selling items — we cannot always be 100 right in our assumptions.
Just like last year, we’ve compiled a list of the top-selling products from Insider Picks readers on Prime Day 2017. The news is good: You guys still like tech, that Internet-famous Instant Pot cooker, and a great pair of headphones for less. You also like knowing your ancestry and having a memory card or extender cable on deck.
As the biggest day in Insider Picks history, a whole lot of you participated — which means we have an even greater sample pool, on a super concentrated day of deals, to glean some wisdom from. Data like this helps us get better at talking about the subjects that you care about and finding the deals that you’ll be most glad to know about. But even though we use feedback like this to get better and better, we love it when you drop us a line at insiderpicks businessinsider and tell us things you’d like to hear more about or are perhaps having trouble finding on your own.
Take a look at the 16 products you guys bought the most of this Prime Day, starting with the most popular right at #1:1. Amazon Echo
The Amazon Echo is technically a Bluetooth speaker, but you wouldn’t buy one just to play music. You can ask for the weather, control smart lights, search the web, order from Alexa Deals and save a lot sometimes by doing so , as well as thousands of other "skills."
It's currently out of stock thanks to an insane Prime Day deal that had it listed for 50 off but the Echo should be back in stock on August 12.
Amazon Echo, 179
2. Amazon Echo Dot
The Dot is the smallest of the Amazon Echo devices, but it has all the capabilities of the bigger products. Plus, it's the only one that can connect to external speakers through a wire or Bluetooth, and it's small enough to stack pretty much anywhere or keep out of sight.
If you've never tried one out before, we have a guide to help you make the most of its features.
Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Generation , 49.99
3. Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker
This Instant Pot was one product we weren't at all surprised to see in the top five spots. Want delicious food for less effort and time? This might be a good choice. It makes cooking at home easier and more enjoyable, so you'll wind up eating home more often and dumping less money into takeout.
Instant Pot 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker, 6 Quart, 99.95
Instant Pot 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker, 8 Quart, 129.95
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